I’m painfully aware of how fortunate I am to travel and eat for work. I get to chow down in some of the most wonderful establishments around the globe. Mostly in Japan these days. Whether I’m researching for my tours, actually hosting my tours or having […]
It’s that time of year when Kyoto-ites make the most of the summer heat by eating in the open air, over the ‘cool’ river. The many, many restaurants that line the western edge of the Kamogawa (Kamo river) construct platforms (yuka) that extend from their restaurants […]
Visually Japan really does change so much from month to month – I recently posted some images from Heian Jingu in May. Working a little backwards – here’s an idea of what it looks like in April – when the sakura (cherry blossom) are starting to bloom and […]
About a year and a half ago I was honoured assist the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau in promoting Tokyo Travel and Food to media and travel folk. Proceedings lasted about a week and concluded with a “stage performance” at Darling Harbour […]
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from my ‘home away from home’ Kyoto town is the charming city of Nara. Although famous for its history, giant Buddha, Kasuga Shrine and free roaming deer I often prefer to leave those with the first time visitors […]
Each time I visit Motoi I love it just that little bit more. Chef Motoi Maeda and his wife run this special occasion restaurant with spectacular food and service in a stylishly refurbed, traditional Japanese home in Kyoto city. There is a private room in the adjacent kura […]
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